Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Children-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2YT5B.htmlConceptually similarFamily in AfghanistanGP01X35Completed★★★★Child in AfghanistanGP01X3ICompleted★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Drought in AfghanistanGP01X3GCompleted★★★★Burial Ground in AfghanistanGP01X3HCompleted★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X4DCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3NCompleted★★★★Farmer in AfghanistanGP01X3LCompleted★★★★Upper Shikhan Village in AfghanistanGP01X50Completed★★★★View AllGP01X3OChildren in AfghanistanChildren in Shikhan village. The population in the remote areas of northern Afghanistan is suffering from a severe drought. Mainly women, children and the elderly stayed behind in the village, the others have left. Front right is seven year old Khalil. His brother Najibullah died two weeks previously due to hunger, according to their mother. Climate change is causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e BozorgDate:1 Jun, 2001Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5500px X 3618pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Drought-Dry-Erosion-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mothers-Outdoors-Poverty-Preschoolers (2-4)-Primary school age (5-9)-Small group of people-VillagesShoot:Climate Voices from AfghanistanPhotographer Robert Knoth and writer Antoinette de Jong traveled on horseback for weeks around the remote areas of northern Afghanistan where the population was suffering from a severe drought. Climate change and overpopulation are causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans. The overgrazing and overpopulation are depleting meadows and agricultural lands, making these ever more vulnerable to the changing climate and increasingly extreme weather in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas mountain range. The Hindu Kush-Himalayas serves as water towers tot 1.3 billion people who depend on the glaciers to sustain their ecosystems and as a source of freshwater. The UNEP/World Glacier Monitoring Service estimated that the glacier area in northern Afghanistan decreased by more than 50 percent over the 20th century.